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  1. Hello! I don't usually post, so hopefully I'll figure out how to properly put pictures. These are not the best: I had a connection in Charlotte the other day while going back to France, so I took these from the plane during take off. Also, a little video: That angle is really starting to get some nice density! To my surprise, my father finds these shoots from above unimpressive: he'd rather see the skyline from the interstate, "downtown looks bigger that way: it looks rather small from above"...Well, to each his own, I suppose.
  2. Ok, thanks for the answer. Well, crossing fingers then, I guess. Ultimately, whether Levine owns the land or not, it's whatever will get built that is important: hopefully they'll get this right.
  3. Ok, quick question from "the guy who regularly checks the forum even if he's not from Charlotte but almost never posts": tell me if I'm wrong, but, doesn't some of that land (maybe half of it) belong to Levine?...Because if that's the case, call me pessimistic, but I don't see this happening anytime soon. Or at least, not on Levine's parcels. Trust me: I'm very hyped about this, and I would love for it to happen. I was in downtown Charlotte not so long ago for the first time in 6 years. And while a lot has improved, it still somewhat has that "beautiful office park" vibe (even when I was in
  4. Indeed, I've just seen the rendering of the tower on the residence section (the rendering on the left): i was very sceptical about the design at the begining, but now I really love it. One of the best Trump's designs I've seen so far.
  5. Well, I just want to say that I changed my mind with the new renderings: It's exactly what I was hopping for when I saw the first rendering. Very great architecture, now I definitely love it! Let's see if we have more concrete information in the days to come.
  6. Well, it's not bad! Not bad... ... Yes, I know: you people are probably end up hating me. After the new Wachovia tower, the new BofA tower, now comes a preview of the Trump Tower and even if this is a nice building, I'm not very impressed. I think I was simply expecting too much: a very "modern-21stcentury-asianlooking" building, with an amazing crown. So yes, the building is nice, but it doesn't look extremely revolutionary for me. Looks like it could have been built in the 90ties. I think I'll stay a fan of the BofA tower! If this Trump tower ends up being the new tallest, I'll be a bi
  7. I know I'm only the French guy who's not from Charlotte and who only posts once in a while, but...I really don't like it. The first design was okay, with the "curtains" going up, as mentioned above, with a building inside. That second one is simply ugly for me. I was already disappointed with the new Wachovia that seemed to burst out from the 80ties...Well, that new BofA reminds me of those horrible grey boxes from the 60ties! Makes me think of a huge version of 200 South Tryon (Which I sadly don't like at all...) http://www.kineticstrategy.com/images/200tryon.jpg I remember people saying h
  8. Very interesting, thanks for the drawing. But again, too bad that building is not pedestrian-friendly in that street perpendicular to College Street. Shops having entrances in that street would have been a plus in my opinion.
  9. Looking at your pics, RiverwoodCLT and eastsider, I'm amazed how much life and "big city feel" there is now in that part of uptown with the adition of the Epicenter and the light rail. When you think the BofA and 210 still have to go up...I'm very impressed.
  10. I know I am not from Charlotte and have not been a lot in that town, but every time I saw that light rail being under construction in downtown. And finally, years after, it is done : kudos to Charlotte! Being from Europe I've always had that feeling that public transports are not extremely well developed in the US (apart in some cities like San Fran), so I consider a light rail to be a very good step forward for a middle size city like Charlotte. Next time I will go to Charlotte I will try to have a ride on it! So, maybe that question was asked before, but I didn't really follow the develo
  11. I have to say that that first rendering you posted is simply amazing. I don't know where you found that pic of the new Wachovia tower, or if you drew it yourself, but is really impressive and elegant from that angle. I was never a big fan of that tower, but seing it like that in the skyline makes me dream : it just fits perfectly, it almost seems more impressive than BofA. You've just made me almost love the new Wachovia tower, so kudos for that!
  12. Hm, maybe 74 stories...With a crow...Then a spire, that will be a new tallest that really looks like a new tallest! Thanks for all the new infos! I'm starting getting excited here while I'm on the other side of the Atlantic ocean! "crosses his fingers while waiting for the official announcements"
  13. Neither do I : I'm not a big fan of the Trump designs used for New Orleans and Chicago...
  14. Just to say that I also can't wait for the announcement. I hope they'll release the first renderings. And I hope you guys in Charlotte will get something as elegant as the Signature Tower in Nashville : more than the height, I am very concerned about the look of that building, mostly if it the new taller for the city...I never said it, but personally I've been so disappointed by the new Wachovia building that I'm afraid Trump Tower will fail also in giving a true iconic building, like BofA. "crossing his fingers".
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    Thanks for the answer. 2 years from now for all the rest? So fast? Wow, I can't believe it. All that is really going to change the face of downtown Charlotte.
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